The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are the best days of the entire year, so actions you can do are:
- Intend good in everything you do
- Give sadaqa (Charity)
- Do a sacrifice (Udhiya)
- Read more Qur’an
- Make sure you fast the day of Arafah
- Recite takbeer. The most authentic of which is that which was narrated by ‘Abd al-Razzaaq with a Sahih isnad (chain) from Salmaan who said, ‘Proclaim Allah’s greatness: Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar kabeeraa.”
- Do lots of dhikr
- Make lots of du’a.
The good deeds during these days isn’t restricted to fasting only (other than the day of Arafat), so do that which is easy for you; spending time with parents, visiting the sick.
It is extremely important to work on our obligations to Allah first. When we hear of virtuous times of the year we automatically think of increasing our optional actions.
Let’s master our obligations first; praying our fard salaah with total humbleness and submission, working on removing jealousy and hatred from our hearts, avoiding being arrogant.